MACON, Ga. — One of the top races for Georgia’s Election Day Tuesday is the rematch between Governor Brian Kemp and challenger Stacey Abrams. Kemp Monday stopped in six Georgia cities to tell supporters their vote is more crucial now than ever.
Governor Brian Kemp made one last plea to "say no to Stacey Abrams," talked continuing to back law enforcement, and a track record of a flourishing economy under his administration.
"We've had the lowest unemployment rate in the history of our state, the most people working ever in the history of our state for two record years in a row even during a global pandemic because we said no to Stacey Abrams," he said.
As Georgians come close to electing its next governor, incumbent Brian Kemp says if he's going to convince Democrat voters to switch, he has to focus on what affects all voters.
"Well, I think it’s a pocketbook election and a public safety election. People are struggling, 60% of Americans are living week-to-week because of Joe Biden’s 40-year high inflation and disaster at the gas pump or their family vehicle up or their work vehicle up,” he said.
Kemp was asked about election integrity in Georgia.
“You know, the other side is trying to scare people. Stacey Abrams has been trying to do that for 10 years, she has profited personally from that. She cost Georgia taxpayers over $6 million for Chris Carr and our lawyers to defend a lawsuit that she brought after the 2018 election, so she's one of the first that started questioning the integrity of the election,” he explained.
Before saying goodbye, he encouraged people to tell their friends to vote and to pay attention to nothing, until the finish line.
"I wouldn't believe any polls out there, I wouldn't believe anybody that says we got this. We ain’t got nothing until they close the polls down and they count the votes," he told supporters.
Kemp told voters if he is reelected, he'd use $1 billion of voter money for a tax rebate and $1 billion for a one-time grant to help property owners save 15 to 20 percent.